Manila Bulletin

Princess Eowyn continues rule


Princess Eowyn extended her reign for another year following another smashing win in the Sampaguita Stakes Race at the MetroTurf Racing Complex in Malvar, Batangas on Sunday.

Ridden by star jockey JB Hernandez this time, Princess Eowyn engaged Obra Maestra in a two-horse battle, before making a move in the final 300 meters and bursting in the stretch for the many-length win in the 1,800meter race.

Last year’s Sampaguita Stakes Race champ timed 1:55.6, with quartertim­es of 14, 22, 23, 25 and 30 seconds.

“Medyo hindi maganda ang alis ng kabayo ko, kaya ang ginawa ko, sabi ko sa kabila naman, sigurado lalakas naman ang ere namin. So nag-maintain lang ako ng puwesto. Sa rekta ko nakuha, noong umigkas pa, sabi ko panalo na ito,” said Hernandez, who a week earlier steered Work Bell to a Juvenile Filles and Colts Stakes Race win.

Owner Edward Vincent Diokno nabbed the 11.2-million prize of Princess Eowyn, a 5-year-old filly sired by Keep Laughing out of Dona Carmela.

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